Monday, March 4, 2013

Iran to Open Arak Nuclear Reactor within A Year - AEOI

Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) chief Fereidoon Abbasi announced that his agency will begin operating Arak nuclear reactor in the coming Iranian new year 1392, which begins on 21 March. (Mehr News Agency/Khabar Online, 4 March)

Arak is a heavy-water 40-megawatt research reactor. Abbasi said the reactor's chamber has already been built and AEOI will soon start installing equipment.

File photo: Arak Heavy-Water Nuclear Reactor (IRNA)


Unknown said...

isnt it 360MW ?

Nader Uskowi said...

No, its's a 40MW (thermal) heavy water reactor.

Unknown said...

thanks nader jan